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Do you know what somatic education is? In this webinar, you will learn about the fundamentals of somatic education and some of the basic aspects of movement study as it relates to practice and performance. Have you ever wondered what creates an effortless movement, ease of technical skills, or a beautiful sound without strain and worry? Somatic education principles are the foundation of any healthy technical proficiency or expressivity without limitations. The Association for Body Mapping Education, The Alexander Technique, and The Feldenkrais Method are but a few of the somatic education branches that have helped thousands of performing artists and sportsmen take their performance to the next level and help avoid injury and pain from misuse. Sections of the webinar will discuss balance, our body’s core, the body map, and our senses, how we receive information about our movement and breathing, what is breath support, how learning about our body and body map helps us create more efficient movement and, in return, better technique and sound. Don’t forget: Sound is movement, music is movement!

Csaba Jevtic-Somlai headshotCsaba Jevtic-Somlai is a current educator, presenter, and performer living in the greater Phoenix area. He completed his doctoral studies at Arizona State University and is the music director at Ridgeline Academy High School. He is a member of the Association of Body Mapping Education and enjoys serving as chair of the International Clarinet Association’s Health and Wellness Committee, whose mission is to educate clarinetists about health and wellness topics with the goal of cultivating a healthier clarinet community. He also moderates the ICA’s bi-monthly podcast with internationally renowned educators and practitioners. Movement study has changed the way he teaches and performs.

NAfME presents this live virtual event at no charge to all as a service to the music education profession. To register, you must enter your NAfME member information or create a nonmember account. After registering, check your email for instructions. A recording of this program will be available to all registrants for one week following the live event. Members can also view archived NAfME webinars in the NAfME Academy. The views expressed are those of the presenter; they do not necessarily reflect the views of NAfME.

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Start Date

January 09, 2024

End Date

January 09, 2024

Start and End Time

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm (ET)


  • Lifelong Learning

Event Category

  • Live virtual
  • Webinar


  • Instrumental

Teaching Levels

  • College/University
  • Senior High School

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